Another Closet Day

We worked on the master closet again yesterday.

We set up the miter saw on the deck outside the master bedroom to cut the wood for the base.

First we trimmed down the 2″ by 6″ base the closet will sit on. We had miscalculated its length here  so I cut 6 additional inches from the long piece.

We’ll set the stretchers in the exact place after the towers are built and ready to set up.

My friend screwed it together using 3 long screws at each joint.

Even with baseboard trim the door will open all the way.

Now it will fit in the room and allow the door to fully open.

These piece ore the tops and bottoms of the towers.

Then my friend and I spent the morning painting all the panels that had been cut to size: she primed, I top-coated.

Charlie cuts the wood with a circular saw while my friend holds the ends.

When Charlie returned from a morning meeting he cut the rest of the 4′ by 8′ plywood into 21-inch-wide panels which are more maneuverable and ready to be trimmed to size.

We piled the white-painted panels near the closet.

We hauled the primed and painted panels up to the closet.

The living room went from this large pile of lumber to a much smaller pile.
We have transferred most of the lumber to the second floor.  This is all that remains in the living room.

The wood that still needs to be painted is stacked in the living room.

I’m planning to use the Kreg jig to drill the pocket screw holes that will hold the towers together.

Next tasks: pocket screw the painted panels together, prime and paint the unpainted wood.

Are you better with a saw, a drill, or a paintbrush?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

4 thoughts on “Another Closet Day”

  1. Isn’t it rewarding to see a large pile shrink? You’ve been through this so many times it must seem like old hat by now.

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